Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attack if Treated by Female Doctor–Study
August 7, 2018
(The Guardian) – Female heart attack patients treated by male doctors have a worse chance of survival than those treated by female doctors, a study suggests. Previous studies based on data from Australia and Sweden have revealed that men and women experience different care if they have a heart attack, while UK research has shown women are more likely to be misdiagnosed. Now researchers say the gender of the doctor might affect female patients’ chances of survival.